ENG 101 College Composition I

Course Number & Name:  ENG 101 College Composition I

Credit Hours:  3.0            Contact Hours:  3.0          Lecture:  3.0       Lab:  N/A             Other:  N/A

Prerequisites:  Grade of “C” or better in ENG 096 or placement
Concurrent Courses:

Course Description: Writing of the multi-paragraph composition is taught, with concentration on the elements of theme, structure, and style. Principles of rhetoric are recognized and discussed through logical analysis of expository and argumentative essays. The course will culminate in the composition of a documented paper. Students will be introduced to library skills and be able to access and process information using a range of media. In each unit, students will go through the following stages to ensure satisfactory completion of all assignments: planning, forming the rough draft, editing, revising, and rewriting.

General Education Goals: ENG 101 is affirmed in the following General Education Foundation Category:  Written and Oral Communication.  The corresponding General Education Goal is as follows:  Students will communicate effectively in both speech and writing.  ENG 101 also addresses the General Education Integrated Course Goals: Ethical Reasoning and Action and Information Literacy, which are respectively as follows: Students will understand ethical issues and situations; and Students will address an information need by locating, evaluating, and effectively using information.

<!–Course Goals: Upon successful completion of this course, students should be able to do the following:

  1. write a composition;
  2. recognize and use various modes of writing in order to develop expository, argumentative, and creative compositions;
  3. identify expository and argumentative patterns and improve critical reading skills through reading, discussion, and analysis of essays;
  4. write a documented paper; and
  5. access information in a range of media – including from the following: periodicals, reference materials, books, databases and the Internet.


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